couldn't view the vids somehow youtube complained the videos not being available, but found another version of one small step, so maybe I think I know what you're after
- slow down the rhythm in daw and/or mentally to focus on the patterns.
- view the rhythms like kind of melodies with focus on accentuations. also each drum hit has a center frequency that the transient will kind of trigger, lighter and darker drum hits. you can make kind of melodic progressions out of them, just accentuations are more important than harmonic progressions when compared to tonal melodic stuff. In "one small step" amon also puts filters and panning into the game to make the formulations more complex.
- partially complex beats can be viewed like kind of "noise poems", made of syllables (with center freq defining timbre, and accentuations like in speech syllables), organised in rhyme schemes, if you adhere a nice scheme the beat will not sound chaotic but well organised, despite of any random chaotic buisiness going on between the parts that define the scheme. variate the "rhyme patterns", or let them slowly fluctuate and roll back to the beginning.
- study drum solos in jazz or funk or hippie stuff life concerts, there you can find the schemes in action without much distractions and put to length. such passages are also always nice material for sampling (a clean drum solo can be like 20x the material of the same drummer/drumkit/setting than the classic breakbeats could provide).
- play with different hits of the same drum sporting slightly different stength and intonations of the hit, use the velocity commands to create stronger and more complex feeling of accentuation flows in your rhythms schemes.
I'd also like some kick ass jazz drum break/solo sample pack for my collection. So far I only found snippets (for free, that is). Maybe I'll try to visit the local public library soon and look for jazz cds - here public libraries not only lend books, but often also cds and dvds - mostly crap stuff if the library is small, but given the nature of the usual clients visiting those (elder people...), I bet there's a chance of finding shitloads of old jazz cds, also live takes, to sample drums and other instruments from.